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Lyft // on-demand ride-sharing
San Francisco, CA    Posted: Thursday, April 02, 2020
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At Lyft, our mission is to improve peoples lives with the worlds best transportation. To do this, we start with our own community by creating an open, inclusive, & diverse organization.

Lyft is looking for a bright, energetic, & self-motivated attorney with at least 4 years of litigation experience to join our expanding Legal Team. You will partner with & provide legal guidance to departments such as Claims, Risk Solutions, Customer Experience & Trust, Operations, Public Policy, & Communications to help craft solutions to the novel legal challenges Lyft faces every day. The successful candidate will be pragmatic, entrepreneurial & comfortable working in an ambiguous, quickly-changing, & sometimes chaotic environment, with a high workload.


  • Primary responsibility meaning, hands-on work, not just supervising outside counsel for a variety of legal matters, with an emphasis on personal injury cases, as well as pre-litigation dispute resolution
  • Collaborate closely with fellow Legal Team members to develop & implement litigation strategy with an eye toward impact on Lyfts broader business objectives
  • Proactively approach all aspects of litigation, including discovery, motion practice, witness preparation, & trial & appellate strategies
  • Analyze pre-litigation & litigation matters to effectively participate in decisions related to resolution strategy & demonstrate an ability to understand, interpret, & apply current law & regulations to Lyfts current & prospective products & services
  • Efficient management of outside counsel, including tactical guidance, staffing, case management, budgeting, & alignment with Lyfts broader legal strategy
  • Provide guidance to management on litigation & pre-litigation matters
  • Provide sound legal advice cross-functionally to other teams such as Claims & Risk Solutions
  • Maintain effective communication with insurance carriers & other third parties


  • 4+ years practicing law at a leading law firm or in-house
  • J.D. from a top-tier law school
  • Qualified attorney & Member of the California Bar (in good standing) or eligible to register as California Registered In-House Counsel
  • Strong preference is given to candidates with prior in-house experience & experience advising technology clients as outside counsel
  • Excellent problem-solving capabilities, judgment, communication (written & verbal) & interpersonal skills
  • Ability to operate autonomously while being a team player who brings a positive attitude to the workplace
  • Comfortable operating in a fast-paced, rapidly-evolving workplace
  • Ability to think quickly on your feet, convey grace under pressure, & simultaneously manage complex workloads, multiple client demands, & shifting priorities
  • Be a resourceful self-starter & have a passion for results. Embody Lyfts culture, & operate with high standards & ethics
  • An understanding of the transportation & ridesharing industries, as well as the sharing economy in general


  • Great medical, dental, & vision insurance options
  • In addition to 11 observed holidays, salaried team members have unlimited paid time off, hourly team members have 15 days paid time off
  • 401(k) plan to help save for your future
  • 18 weeks of paid parental leave. Biological, adoptive, & foster parents are all eligible
  • Monthly commuter subsidy to cover your transit to work
  • 20% off all Lyft rides

Lyft is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer that proudly pursues & hires a diverse workforce. Lyft does not make hiring or employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion or religious belief, ethnic or national origin, nationality, sex, gender, gender-identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable local, state, or federal laws or prohibited by Company policy. Lyft also strives for a healthy & safe workplace & strictly prohibits harassment of any kind. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance & other similar state laws & local ordinances, & its internal policy, Lyft will also consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest & conviction records.

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